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Addison Lucchi

Instructional & Research Librarian
Associate Professor

PhD, Educational Leadership & English, in progress, University of Missouri Kansas-City
MBA; 2019, MidAmerica Nazarene University
MLIS; 2017, Simmons College
BA; 2015, General Studies, Ball State University

"I believe that faith and learning are intimately connected. God gave us a natural curiosity, and He created in us a desire to learn. I believe that learning, when done with the intent of glorifying God and building His kingdom here on earth, is an expression of worship."

Addison Lucchi
  • Awards & Honors
    • UMKC Department of Education Graduate Research Assistantship, 2019-2020
    • State Library of Kansas “Kansas Notable Books Grant” in the amount of $230, 2019
    • Humanities Kansas “Humanities for All Grant” of $5,650 for “Resilience Through Story” project, 2019-2020
    • Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau grants in the amount of $300 each (three grants awarded for AY18-20)
    • Continuing Education Grant: College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association, 2017
    • Continuing Education Grant: Northeast Kansas Library System, 2017
    • Inquiry Grant in the amount of $1,000 to investigate the cloud-based eLearning authoring tool eCoach, 2017
    • Nomination for Graduate of the Last Decade Award, Ball State University, 2016
    • Merit Scholarship, Simmons College, 2015
    • Dollars For Scholars Award, Kansas City Power and Light, 2011
    • Honors Distinction Scholarship, Ball State University, 2011
    • Bold Scholars Award, Ball State University, 2011
  • Presentations
    • Library research presentations for OL, Project SURE, English comp courses, marketing courses, etc.
    • Fitzsimmons, B. & Lucchi, A. (2020). Board games, stories, and the composition classroom. Presentation presented at the Conference of College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Lucchi, A. (2020). Narrative discovery workshop: Personal development through story. Presentation presented at the One Year Adventure Novel 2020 Winter Workshop, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2020). Healing through story: Storytelling as redemption. Presentation presented at the One Year Adventure Novel 2020 Winter Workshop, Olathe, KS
    • Fitzsimmons, B. & Lucchi, A. (2019). Teaching wizarding houses: Hogwarts’ case for a learner-centered pedagogy. Presentation presented at UMKC English Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
    • Lucchi, A. (2019). Leadership journey. Guest speaker for Applied Organizational Leadership Program course, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2019). Stories change the world: 3 powers of story. Presentation presented at the One Year Adventure Novel 2019 Summer Workshop, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2019). Leadership and teams: a game-based case study. Presentation presented at Ignite Business English Camp, Czech Republic.
    • Lucchi, A. (2019). Lightning project: a project management simulation. Presentation presented at Ignite Business English Camp, Czech Republic.
    • Fitzsimmons, B. & Lucchi, A. (2019). Revise your learning. Presentation presented at Ignite Business English Camp, Czech Republic.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018) Know what you write: Creative research for creative writers. Presentation presented at Brighton Academy, Overland Park, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018). Charting a non-academic career: Library careers (panel). Presentation presented for the English Graduate Student Association at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
    • Fitzsimmons, B. & Lucchi, A. (2018). The facts of fiction: Research for creative writing. Presentation presented at Brick & Click Academic Library Conference, Maryville, MO.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018). Creativity and Writing, Presentation presented at MidAmerica Nazarene University 2018 Celebration of Scholarship, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018). Know what you write: Creative research for creative writers. Presentation presented at the One Year Adventure Novel 2018 Summer Workshop, Olathe, KS.
    • Lucchi, A. (2017). “Agents of Change”: A Gamified Information Literacy Course. Presentation presented at the NC LITe Biannual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Publications
    • Fitzsimmons, B., & Lucchi, A. (2019). Teaching wizarding houses: Hogwarts’ case for a learner-centered pedagogy. In M. Rovan and M. Wehler (Eds.), The Pedagogy of Harry Potter. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
    • Lucchi, A. (2019). The writerly librarian: Creativity and writing. In V. Gubnitskaia and C. Smallwood (Eds.), Creativity for library career advancement: Perspectives, techniques, and eureka moments. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
    • Lucchi, A. (2018) The facts of fiction: Research for creative writing. Brick and Clock Conference Proceedings.
    • Lucchi, A. (2017). Engaging with online learners. ACRL Instruction Section Newsletter.
  • Involvement at MNU
    • Co-director, Center for Games and Learning, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2019-Present
    • Faculty Congress Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2019-Present
    • Faculty Welfare Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2019-Present
    • Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2019-Present
    • Chair of Celebration of Scholarship Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2019-present
    • Institutional Repository Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2018-2019
    • Intercultural Engagement Taskforce, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2018-2019
    • Honors College Advisory Committee, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2017-2018
    • Kansas Library Association, 2017-Present
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016-Present
    • Association of Christian Librarians, 2016-Present
    • American Library Association, 2015-Present
    • Upright bassist, as needed for MNU Fine Arts performances
    • MNU Library event planning and rotating art gallery coordination
Contact MNU
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